Emirates adds belly capacity on Dubai-Cairo route

posted on 20th March 2019 by Justin Burns
Emirates adds belly capacity on Dubai-Cairo route

Emirates has increased the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo – adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service – starting 28 October, 2019 to meet strong demand.

For the calendar year 2018, Emirates SkyCargo transported over 35,750 tonnes of cargo including both exports of close to 19,750 tonnes and imports of 16,000 tonnes.

Close to 90 per cent of the commodities exported from Cairo are fruits and vegetables. The flight increase will bring about an additional 160 tonnes of cargo capacity per week to and from Cairo on top of the more than 800 tonnes of cargo capacity already provided on Emirates’ flights.

The four new flights operating on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Cairo to 25.

Similar to the current service, the new flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates started operations to Cairo in April 1986 with three flights a week. Operations have steadily grown with increases in both frequency and capacity between Cairo and Dubai.